Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Of all the places you've been and the sights you've seen, what is your absolute favorite? We could turn our blogs into summer travelogues, with everyone posting pictures of their favorite places. Or maybe not.
I've enjoyed every place I've ever been -- mostly. I wasn't crazy about some small town in Tennessee where my mother dragged me once to see the gravesite of some distant relative who died over a hundred years ago. I don't really like small towns. Perhaps I've read too many horror novels.
Of all the places I've been, New Orleans is hands down my favorite. I want to go back -- and back, and back again. There's something in the atmosphere there that draws you in and gets into your blood. The tantalizing sights and sounds entice. The exotic tastes and smells are alluring, infectious, and seductive. It's almost as though when in New Orleans, you're in the thrall of a Voodoo spell. Mais, oui! Of course. I know it won't be the same post-Katrina, but the magic will still permeate the air.
A few of my snapshots from The Big Easy.
The Mississippi River
I don't remember what street this is, but it exemplifies French Quarter ambience and charm
Looking across toward St. Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square (or maybe it's more Pirate Alley off the square; I can't tell)
Bourbon Street in the morning
I think this is Bourbon Street
The Words Gone Wild on today's Twisted Linguistics docket:
Opera Winfrey - "Talk Show, the Musical."
boarders on fraud - Tenants who cheat on their Welfare applications.
envellop - Mailer made of fine quality vellum.
stop your gripping - Take your hands off me!
recipie - Yes, I received the pie.
reduntant - Third notice on a past-due bill.
loosing interest - Opening up the gates and letting enthusiasm run wild.
It's a pink kind of day.
I need a summer change. I'm just not sure what. I'm thinking perhaps a haircut. It looks shorter anyway when I curl it and don't use the straightening iron on it. Summer feels better without a head full of thick, heavy hair but ... I don't know. I just need to change ... something.